UMD Men’s hockey suffers major loss as Dominic James slated to miss entire season

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The UMD Men’s hockey team is just three games and two weeks into their season, but they’ve just lost one of their top players.

Head Coach Scott Sandelin announced on Wednesday that alternate captain Dominic James will undergo season ending surgery for upper body injuries.

“It’s a hard thing for any player to go through,” said Sandelin. “We seem like we’ve gone through that every year here for the last three years and losing a player for the year. Certainly the role that he plays on our team will be tough to replace, but at the same time you can’t cry about it and worry about it.”

James suffered a dislocated shoulder and tore cartilage in the joint last Friday.

Sandelin said they are looking into moving someone else into his leadership role for the rest of the season.

UMD hosts Bemidji on Friday at 7:07 p.m. and then concludes their home-and-home Saturday on the road at 6:07 p.m. in Bemidji.